Here are some HIGHlights:
On his recovery:
"It happened, I didn't die from it. That's the bottom line, I didn't die from it. I love being out of the hospital. After you spend literally what was almost a month and half in two different — technically three different ICU units — I was done.
"I was like, 'I need to get out of here.’ It becomes extremely depressing, and what gets me up and going out there is making music and being around my family and friends. That's an awesome feeling."
On Miley Cyrus and her family:
"Miley and her family — Tish and Billy Ray and all of them — they've all been friends for a while. They've been out to our shows and my daughters have been to her shows… [Miley] came in and sang a really, really awesome harmony. And it caused amazing controversy out of nothing.”
On going back on tour:
"I'll be honest with you. I took every precaution. I wouldn't do it if I thought I was going to die. I fought too hard to live. I want to show people I'm healthy. I feel great. I'm thankful for all the well wishes and everything that came my way, but let's get back to having a great time. Let's get back to rockin' again."
Keep up the good work, Bret!